Business intelligence analysts use financial and market intelligence gleaned from data repositories to generate reports that aid organizations in their decision-making processes. Working at most major companies and corporations, they frequently use advanced statistical modeling programs in their work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for business intelligence analysts should continue to grow as companies continue to emphasize efficiency.
In 2012, U.S. business intelligence analysts information is not available, but computer related occupations earned national median wages of $39.01 per hour, or $81,100 per year. In 2010, 209,700 were employed in the U.S., a figure set to rise to 222,000 by 2020, in a 6% increase creating 5,160 new jobs. Prospects for North Carolina business intelligence analysts are even better, with a predicted 9% increase creating 100 new in-state positions. A glance at the many jobs currently available at both the national and local levels reveals a career path rich with opportunity.
If you are interested in a career in business intelligence analysis, NC State, with one of the oldest and most respected statistics programs in the nation, can help. Most business intelligence analysis jobs require a bachelor’s degree, and some require master’s. After earning your BS in Statistics on NC State’s campus in Raleigh, you can pursue your MS in Statistics online, augmenting it with an online Certificate in Statistical Computing.
Highest level of education associated with this occupation.